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Commissioner Daniella Levine Cava, Mount Sinai Keeps Medicare License & 'See Us' Campaign

Alejandra Martinez
University of Miami student and advocate for the See Us campaign Ian Malesiewski.

Miami-Dade County Commissioner Daniella Levine Cava was the first sitting commissioner from South Florida to tour the inside of the Homestead children’s detention center. She visited the facility with Senators Kamala Harris and Kirsten Gillibrand, both candidates for the Democratic nomination in the 2020 presidential elections. Cava also recently announced her campaign for Miami-Dade County mayor. The commissioner spoke with Sundial about her visit inside the Homestead children’s facility and her election campaign for mayor.




Mount Sinai Hospital in South Florida will not lose access to its medicare program after a recent threat from the federal government. The hospital's medicare license was at risk after it failed to respond to a sexual assault complaint by one of its employees. 42-year-old Christian Vidal from Miami was fired from the hospital after his DNA sample matched that of a patient who was Baker Acted and later spoke out about being sexually assaulted. Sundial spoke with the Miami Herald Reporter Daniel Chang about the story. 

Then high-school junior Ian Malesiewski was set to attend the University of Miami (UM) in a full-ride scholarship for wrestling until he injured his spinal cord. Now paralyzed from the waist down, Malesiewski studies neuroscience at UM and has become an advocate for the "See Us" campaign with the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation - which focuses on breaking stereotypes about paralysis and helping people see the individuals beyond the disabilities. Sundial producer Chris Remington spoke with Malesiewski about his passion for sports, life after the injury and his work with the "See Us" campaign.


Sherrilyn Cabrera is WLRN's PM newscast and digital producer.